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Belle de Jour Planner Giveaway (Part 3)*

Every week this month, I'll be giving away a Belle de Jour planner package! There will be two (2) winners this week. To join, follow my page on Facebook *here* and comment on the giveaway photo! Full mechanics are on there. Special thanks to Belle de Jour for the prizes!

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*This giveaway is open only to Philippine residents. Winners will be chosen and contacted by me through email/social media for their delivery details. Make sure the accounts you use to enter are accounts you check regularly!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Review: Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush (F80)

Hey, hey! I received this brush from Sigma months ago when I signed up as a Sigma affiliate and joined their incentive program. I've read lots of good reviews about Sigma brushes and I was so excited to finally get my hands on one of their brushes.

It's the famous F80 brush that everyone is raving about!


Product info (from Sigma): The F80 Flat Top Kabuki brush is perfect for applying and blending liquid, cream, and powder products onto the skin. The flat surface allows perfect buffing with flawless results. Synthetic Sigmax HD filament.

This brush is part of their Sigmax synthetic face kit.


Info (from Sigma): The Synthetic Face Kit contains three face brushes for high definition, flawless makeup application. The brushes in this collection feature exclusive synthetic filament, specially designed to apply powder and liquid products without absorption into the fibers. The shape, density and height of the filaments were carefully engineered to perfectly buff products onto the skin, resulting in a high definition effect.

There are three brushes in this kit, one being the F80 and the other two are the F82 (round top kabuki) and the F84 (angled top kabuki).

*Update: There are now four brushes in this kit. Click *here* for more details.*

I waited for a month for this brush to arrive from the US. If you live in QC like me, international shipping usually takes a month and you'd have to pick up the package from the post office and pay a 40-PhP fee. Anyway, the brush arrived at the post office in perfect condition.


Bubble cushion, cute red pouch and all that. It also came with its own brush guard which stuck as if it were superglued to the brush. No kidding! I had to insert a pencil down the brush guard just to loosen it up.

So here's what the brush looks like.


This brush is really soft! Really. I look forward to applying my foundation with this brush every morning. Seriously :)


Before I got this brush, I only used my fingers (clean, of course) to apply BB cream/liquid foundation and my Marionnaud N30 brush to apply powder products. I don't use foundation brushes. Anyway, the first time I tried this brush, I used my San San Soleil matte foundation. I've posted a review of that foundation already and I said in that post that the foundation, being matte and all, is drier and thicker in consistency compared to other foundations. I used to have a hard time blending it onto my face using my fingers. When I tried to use the F80, I was like... "Wow." Effortless. It's as if I were just slapping on a light foundation or something. I really noticed a difference in the finish, too. This brush gave me a smooth and flawless finish that I don't usually get just by using my fingers. No streaks, too :) 


I like that the brush is dense enough and has a flat top, perfect for buffing foundation onto the skin. I haven't used this to apply powder products yet, though.


I didn't wanna use it at first because I didn't want to stain the white part of the bristles. I spot clean this brush after every use to avoid severe staining. Yeah, I'm OC like that :P

Thumbs up:
  • Really soft <3
  • Dense enough to buff foundation onto the skin
  • No streaks, gives a smooth finish
  • No bleeding and shedding
  • No weird smell
  • Comes with a brush guard
  • Name/label of the brush is written on the handle

Thumbs not-so-up:
  • Brush guard was super hard to remove at first
  • Staining is obvious since the top part of the bristles are white
  • Priced at ~P680 which I find a bit expensive
  • Shipping to my area takes a month

I LOVE THIS BRUSH. Now I can't wait to get the Sigma Miss Taylor Kabuki that I won from a giveaway. Woot!


I hope you find this review helpful. I know there are already hundreds of reviews of this brush out there but I just wanted to share my thoughts with you. This brush costs $16.00 (~P680.00), exclusive of shipping fee, and you can get this online from Sigma's website. If you're interested in purchasing this brush or any other products from Sigma, please click *here.* Get a free gift with purchases above $30! Please use my affiliate link, ok? Thank you :)


Disclaimer: Product was sent by the company as an affiliate but the views and opinions expressed in this post are purely mine and based on my own experience with the product.

23 comments:

  1. I love this brush! Makes foundation application so much easier. :)


    The stains are easily washed away naman.

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  2. True! It's my fave brush so far :)

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  3. Someday I'll have one too~ But for now I'll join giveaways until I win one! Hihihi! Great review Aya! <3

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  4. Hay matagal pala ang shipment ng Sigma brush. :( and thanks for the review and you remind me about this brush na gusto ko talaga i purchase

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  5. LOL the brush guard is such a pain nohhh aya? great review btw! :)

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  6. who hates this? walaaaa paaaa yataa! it's darn gewd agree!

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  7. I have heard so much about this brush! Sounds great for foundation application.

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  8. They say sa ibang cities mabilis lang. Like yung kay Jes, 2 weeks lang daw narreceive na niya packages from Sigma:)

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  9. Hahha super! :D Thanks Sugar :)

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  10. I know right??!! We all love this brush :D

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  11. Ako kaya sa pasig sana mabilis din kaso 48 years na e..

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  12. i so want to get my brushes.. can't wait..
    great review hun!!
    love the f80 as well! muahh!

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  13. i've yet to try sigma brushes!!! i desperately want to try them out haha :)

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  14. geez! I wanna have one also! I saw a kabuki brush at watsons and it costs 400 plus. but it doesnt have that white part, oh well i'm still planning to get one :))


    http://sassy-sushee.blogspot.com/2011_09_01_archive.html

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  15. They're really good. I just got another one from them and I love it as much as I love this one! :D

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  16. They say Nichido has a good kabuki brush and also Marionnaud has a new one out, I think. :) But yeah, they don't look like this. I might check those out sometime too :)

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Thanks for reading! I will reply to you as soon as I can :)